Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability

Hubert

First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. Why is Diversity in the workplace important?

6 Most Critical HR Skills and Competencies

Vantage Circle

The HR managers now need effective HR skills and competencies to be an excellent contributor to the business. But handling these diverse duties is not a cakewalk and requires effective skills and competencies for any HR professional to keep their A-game on.

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Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

Despite best intentions, our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts often fail. After learning from those insights and developing an action plan, they became “consciously competent.” The solutions brought to the table intend to build a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace.

Survey: Workplace Diversity Critical to Veteran Recruiting Programs

Yello

To compete for and win members of this valuable talent pool , employers need targeted veteran recruiting strategies that align with veteran’s preference about workplace diversity and recruiting. Military Veterans and Service Members Share Their Thoughts on Diversity.

Employee Referrals: A Players, Diversity Hiring, and Key Benefits

UpstartHR

Using Referrals to Improve Diversity Diversity has become an HR buzzword, thrown around in meetings and leveraged for positive PR, but what does diversity really mean? Legally, diversity refers to the age, socioeconomic background, gender, race and ethnicity differences in your workforce. Diversity sourcing, by extension, is a dedicated effort to attract, engage, and hire a diverse slate of candidates. Diversity begins and ends with your company culture.

7 Tips to Manage a Diverse Workforce

TalentCulture

Organizations today are more diverse than ever today. Most companies benefit from a diverse environment, but there are always certain challenges that may rise. Realizing that truth and developing hands-on strategies that welcome diversity is imperative.

Diversity Matters: 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Overlook It

TalentCulture

First, the good news: Diversity in the workplace is increasing, which gives organizations greater access to talent. Diverse workplaces are not always easy to achieve—for many reasons. Let’s take a closer look: Workplace diversity is improving. Diversity is lagging in the C-suite.

Diversity Is Hard Work And Requires Rethinking

SuccessFactors

In the third episode of the SAP Future Factor series , I sat down with Iris Bohnet, professor of public policy and behavioral economist at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, to talk about the positive impact of diversity in the workplace for employee engagement and the business bottom line.

How to Create a Strong Diversity Recruiting Strategy

Yello

What Is a Diversity Recruitment Strategy? A diversity recruitment strategy defines goals, accountabilities, action items and success measures for attracting, engaging, assessing and hiring diverse talent to drive business success. A diversity recruitment strategy can help. .

Everwise Learning Series: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences

Everwise

Regardless of industry, diversity is no longer a nice to have. In the ever-growing life science sector (which includes pharma, biotech, and medical device companies), there is significant deficiency when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I). Ernst & Young has found that 96 percent of leaders in life sciences overwhelmingly believe that their organizations need to improve their diversity in order to compete in the sector.

Wise Eyes: On Age Diversity in the Workplace.

Thrive Global

Let’s Talk about Age Diversity in the Workplace. But is there enough age diversity in the workplace? How can you promote age diversity, whilst maintaining inter-generational harmony in your workplace? The Benefits of (Age) Diversity.

The Culture Series [Part 4] – Implementing an Inclusive Culture

HR Bartender

In the second and third articles of the series , we talked about the four competencies that are key to the organization’s cultural identity. Future policies, procedures and strategies need to reflect how trends will impact the organization over time.

Global HR Competencies ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

Strategic HCM

Global HR Competencies. Ive previously provided a quick reaction to Ulrichs newest competencies and will probably provide more commentary on them from the Middle East HR Summi t where I see him next. Which is of course going to require some change management, so this competency remains.

Are HR's diversity and inclusion strategies proprietary information?

Steve Boese

Companies suing each other after an employee leaves one company to join another, especially when the companies are competitors, over the details in the employee's non-compete agreement is not all that uncommon. Here are some details and context from coverage in Business Insider - Microsoft just hired a chief diversity officer - and IBM is suing them over it : Tech companies have a less than stellar record hiring women and minorities. HR Recruiting diversity hiring workplace

Looking to update your policy on sexual harassment? Maybe you’d like to see Facebook’s…

The Employer Handbook

You see, Facebook decided to make a bunch of its workplace policies and training modules publicly available. According to Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg , Chief Operating Officer, and Lori Goler , VP of People, it’s “not because we think we have all the answers, but because we believe that the more companies are open about their policies, the more we can all learn from one another.” Here is the module on competence/likeability tradeoff bias.

Launching a Diversity and Inclusion Program Isn’t Enough – Here’s How to Make a Meaningful Impact

Linkedin Talent Blog

This is shocking, considering that 97% of respondents report that their company has a diversity program in place. Simply launching a diversity and inclusion (D&I) program isn’t enough. The diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives that all employees rank as highly effective.

Just What The H*ck Is Organizational Culture Anyway?

15Five

While they can be given strict standards, policies, and guidelines to adhere to in the course of doing their work, they are living things that require a certain amount of autonomy and freedom. Salaries and benefits do help companies compete for talent, but in the end they are not enough.

Dressing for Success - Really?

Compensation Cafe

Researchers have found that attitudes about the use of proper attire in the workplace differ from country to country, which leads to some interesting and diverse attitudes about perceived workplace "slackers" and "achievers.". Competencies Regulations & Public Policy

The Inability to Respond

NoExcusesHR

As Human Resources leaders, we care deeply about leadership competencies in two ways: - The first, is putting forth the effort to identify, develop, and implement them. - Not Unwilling.Just Unable Back to leadership competencies.

Equality, Diversity, and the Gender Pay Gap in Tech: 5 Suggestions to Help You Pay Fairly

Compensation Today

Suggestion #1: Don’t fear diversity! The truth is that the workforce is becoming larger and more diverse every year, so ignoring diversity isn’t really an option anymore. In fact, ignoring diversity is actually doing companies more harm than good.

Reduce Gender Bias Using Data-Driven Performance Reviews

Visier

Although significant progress has been made in employers proactively pursuing policies of equal pay for equal positions, this alone will not close the gap: gender equity is a complex and systemic issue that requires action especially when it comes to performance management.

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How to Be the Best Place to Work (for the Things that Matter Most)

AvilarHR

Great Place to Work announced that Hilton secured the top 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity spot, as named by employees. Diverse workplace : Apple. Do you value diversity of cultures? Generational diversity?

Economist's Diversity conference ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human.

Strategic HCM

Economist’s Diversity conference. My next conference with the Economist is their Diversity conference in December: “Businesses are facing intensifying pressure from investors and stakeholders to ramp up their diversity initiatives. Labels: Diversity , Events.

How recruitment and hiring trends will evolve in 2018

Ceridian

Companies competing for the best candidates have multiple ways to find and entice job seekers to work for them. Multiple companies are competing for the same small pool of top talent, who may not even necessarily be looking for a new job (also known as passive candidates ).

Two Business Imperatives Driving Next-Level Inclusion

SuccessFactors

From the outside, it feels like that the deep-seated cultural and business barriers for diversity and inclusion are like a huge rock. Business imperatives of diversity and inclusion. Over the years, the layer of “Why do we need diversity and inclusion?”

CEOs Get It. Do HR Leaders?

China Gorman

The survey looks at how business leaders are finding new ways to compete in “an era of unprecedented digital change.” Diversity. Would you have predicted that Diversity was among the 5 most critical themes to emerge?

6 Changes Your Company Must Make To Develop More Female Leaders

SuccessFactors

This has caused many, such as Facebook, Google, and Apple to publicly release reports on their diversity statistics and commit to developing more female leaders. Even if your company has a clear policy against inequality in promotions and pay, why does it still happen?

Strategies to Build Women Leaders Globally

Thrive Global

We must enlighten men about the importance of women empowerment and educate women to make them confident, competent and independent. Invest in policies and programs.

HR documentation: A step-by-step guide

Insperity

For business owners and managers, there’s so much sensitive employee data that must be managed and protected, and diverse employee issues that must be dealt with daily. When creating written evidence to support your decisions and policies, your goal is to be credible, fair and consistent.

Teachers Are Worth Less

Compensation Cafe

Relying on Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census data, the Economic Policy Institute researchers found that the depressing negative trends of the past only continued to get worse. Even while school systems plead for more diverse teachers, the majority are still white women. Base Salaries Benefits & Perquisites Competencies Job Evaluation Nonprofit Compensation Pay for Performance Surveys Total RewardsLast year marked a deplorable record low pay level for American teachers.

Beyond Business Bias: If I Don’t Take Responsibility, Who Will?

SuccessFactors

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an increasingly important topic for organizations in Mexico, as it is for businesses in many nations. Diversity and inclusion starts at home. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and moving #BusinessBeyondBias.

EEO Trumps Google Employee’s Free Expression

HR Daily Advisor

In addition to the important societal issues Google’s action implicates, it raises interesting labor and employment law questions about how far employees can go in speaking their minds to oppose workplace diversity. It ultimately chose diversity.

6 Changes Your Company Must Make To Develop More Female Leaders

SuccessFactors

This has caused many, such as Facebook, Google, and Apple to publicly release reports on their diversity statistics and commit to developing more female leaders. Even if your company has a clear policy against inequality in promotions and pay, why does it still happen?

Employees Purring over ‘Pawternity Leave’ and other Pet-Supportive Benefits

HR Daily Advisor

4 Steps to Create Pawternity Leave Policy. Instituting pawternity leave as a benefit takes some advance planning and requires a written policy to outline the parameters. ” Most pawternity leave policies apply to cats and dogs, the most common household pets.

What is blind recruitment – and does it work?

cipHR

Discover why hiding personal details from candidates’ applications helps to improve the diversity of new hires, and how to introduce it to your organisation using an ATS. Blind recruitment is gaining traction as an effective way to recruit more diverse staff. Those with ‘male’ names were rated as “significantly more competent and hireable”. Read more in our article, five reasons why diversity and inclusion at work matters.